CALGARY - The Senators couldn’t beat Ales Hemsky, so he joined them.
On an eventful day for Senators GM Bryan Murray, he couldn’t bring himself to pay the price for Buffalo Sabres’ winger Chris Stewart so he turned to Plan B and picked up Hemsky.
The Senators have been eyeing the 30-year-old Hemsky for awhile but he opened their eyes Tuesday night when he scored two goals in the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 victory over the Senators.
"I said that to Ales, actually, I said, ĎDidnít you get the message I was trying to trade for you?í I did try (Tuesday)," said Murray with a smile. "(The Oilers) were smart enough to hold on until (Wednesday) morning."